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Miami Bio-Tech Entrepreneur Obdulio Piloto On Entopsis: ‘It Could Have Saved Steve Jobs’ Life’

Miami Tech April 3, 2014
By Jacob Katel "Soon, first and third-world doctors alike will use bio-tech sensors, software applications, health clouds, and artificial intelligence to preventively diagnose sickness in its incipient stages of...

Breaking out

BioCentury, The Bernstein Report On Biobusiness - page 18 March 31, 2014
By Samantha McGirr

NetScientific Partners with Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs to Increase Support for Companies at the Forefront of Scientific Innovation

San Francisco and Cambridge, UK – Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – Breakout Labs, Peter Thiel’s revolving philanthropic fund that supports early-stage companies working on technological breakthroughs, and NetScientific, a global investment group focusing...

Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs lands cash for 'hard science' startups

San Francisco Business Times Mar 26, 2014
By Ron Leuty

"Garage-style startups backed by Breakout Labs are about to get access to crucial follow-on cash. The San Francisco organization, funded by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel’s...

Investment partnership means $250,000 for Breakout Labs startups

SFGate Blog The Tech Chronicles Wednesday, March 26
By Stephanie M. Lee

Breakout Labs, Peter Thiel’s philanthropic fund in San Francisco, said Wednesday that some of its early-stage science and technology companies will receive...

Siva Therapeutics Initiates Research Collaboration with SomaLogic Inc.

BOULDER, COLORADO, March 18, 2014 – Siva Therapeutics (“Siva”) has initiated a research collaboration with SomaLogic, Inc. (Boulder, CO). The initial focus of the collaboration is to determine the ability of SomaLogic’s SOMAmer® (Slow-off Rate...

Bell Biosystems raises Series A financing, joins Mission Bay incubator

SFGate Blog The Tech Chronicles March 12, 2014
By Stephanie M. Lee

Bell Biosystems, a San Francisco life sciences startup, is enjoying its latest wave of success as it announced it raised a round of funding and gained acceptance to...

Longevity’s Hybridtides not just ‘me-too’ peptides

BioWorld Today  February 21, 2014
By Marie Powers, Staff Writer

"Based on its name, Longevity Biotech Inc. might be mistaken for a company seeking a prescription for aging. In a way, that’s true, admitted Scott Shandler,...

Immusoft on KING 5 Morning News

KING 5 Morning News January 21, 2014

Siva Therapeutics Initiates Research Collaboration with Plexxikon Inc.

BOULDER, COLORADO, January 23, 2014 – Siva Therapeutics Inc (‘Siva’) has initiated a research collaboration with Plexxikon Inc., of Berkeley, California. The focus of the collaboration is to evaluate the potential for synergistic effects between...

CytoVale: Squeezing out sepsis

BioCentury December 23, 2013
By Lev Osherovich

"CytoVale Inc. is developing a microfluidic platform to detect early signs of systemic inflammation before the onset of full-blown sepsis with the hope of enabling earlier and more...

Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Announces First Successful Acquisition from the Program

December 2, 2013 -- San Francisco -- Breakout Labs, the Thiel Foundation’s newest program to support scientific innovation, announced today that its portfolio company SkyPhrase has been acquired by Yahoo! The acquisition represents the first...

Yahoo Bought A Company That Lets You Talk To Computers As If They Were Humans

Business Insider December 2, 2013
By: Jillian D’Onfro

“Yahoo just announced that it's adding a company called SkyPhrase to its healthy roster of recent acquisitions. SkyPhrase, a natural language technology startup founded by...

Yahoo Buys Startup SkyPhrase to Improve Web Searches

Mashable December 2, 2013
By: Samantha Murphy Kelly

“Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form. The company said...

Yahoo Acquires Natural Language Processing Company SkyPhrase To Help Drive Intent Identification

Techcrunch December 2, 2013
By: Darrell Etherington

“Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase, a startup that builds natural language processing technology, the company revealed today in a blog post. SkyPhrase will join Yahoo's New York office,...

SkyPhrase, Yahoo’s latest buy, has ‘Siri competitor’ written all over it

Venturebeat December 2, 2013
By: Ricardo Bilton

“Yahoo’s acquisition train is showing no signs of slowing down. The company announced today that it has acquired SkyPhrase, a natural language processing company that wants to do what...

A research-focused Yahoo gets smarter, buys NLP startup SkyPhrase

Gigaom December 2, 2013
By: Derrick Harris

“Yahoo has acquired SkyPhrase and will incorporate the team into Yahoo Labs. SkyPhrase had built a natural-language processing platform that returned relevant statistics in response to...

Thiel’s Breakout Labs Backs Cell-Based Platforms As It Turns Two November 26, 2013
By: Bernadette Tansey

"Scientists have noticed for years that when they poke cells under a microscope, cancer cells are more easily deformed than healthy cells. But those odd observations have had...

Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs Funds Cellular Diagnostics and Synthetic Biology

Bay Area startups CytoVale and Pareto Biotechnologies are the newest additions to the Thiel Foundation's portfolio of early-stage, groundbreaking scientific companies.

San Francisco - November 14, 2013 - On the second...

Startup help that money can’t buy

San Francisco Business Times  November 1, 2013
By: Ron Leuty "With new partnerships, deep insight — and a pitch to a Nobel winner — GE Ventures is redefining corporate VC. General Electric Co. is shedding new light on startups. The...

Google unveils Calico: the target for disruption is death

Science September 19th, 2013
By: Mic Wright

"There’s one thing in life that Silicon Valley’s elite cannot "disrupt" right now and it drives them crazy. No matter how rich they are, now matter how lauded they are by a...

Siri 2.0? Skyphrase Wants To Make Data More Accessible With Natural Language, Starting With Analytics & Fantasy Sports

Tech Crunch October 2, 2013
Rip Empson

"With an increasing number of commercial applications relying on its technology, natural language processing (NLP) has started to come into its own of late. After years of research and...

Billionaire Peter Thiel funds Positron Dynamics who are developing a 10 microgram per week antimatter factory August 30, 2013

"Positron Dynamics has seed funding from Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs. Initial simulations show that as much as 10 micrograms of positrons could be produced each week with a linear...

Fantasy football is apparently the killer app for data science

Gigaom September 30, 2013
By: Derrick Harris

"Fantasy football is a big business that thrives on data, making it a great way to prove out a new technology and possibly earn a few bucks. A startup called SkyPhrase, for example,...